Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/TCH808689
Please note as of Monday, 27 March 2023 at 3:00pm the closing date for this advert has been amended
Kent Street Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to establish a pool of dedicated, talented and innovative Science Teachers for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2023 school year and up to the end of Term 1, 2024. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2023 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2024.
Suitable applicants will be responsible for developing a safe, rewarding, and supportive learning environment for all students. Working in collaboration with other staff, they will ideally have a strong understanding of the Western Australian Curriculum – including knowledge of how to plan, deliver and assess engaging and relevant units of work relating to science.
Suitable applicants should have the knowledge and skills necessary to apply a range of engaging teaching strategies and develop a positive classroom learning environment. Our teachers are dedicated and intrinsically motivated educators, who have the ability to develop and differentiate high quality teaching and learning programs to meet the needs of our students. Suitable applicants will ideally be able to teach students of varying ability levels across Year 7 to 12 in a highly engaging manner and utilise their high-level data literacy skills and monitoring processes to encourage and support our students to achieve outstanding results. Experience delivering senior school Chemistry will be highly regarded, and those with experience in the resources industry and/or experience in the delivery of project-based learning are also encouraged to apply, as our CoRE (Centre of Resource Excellence) program continues to grow.
Suitable applicants should be able to provide engaging, relevant, and meaningful learning experiences. The learning environment you create should be differentiated, challenging, caring and creative, while catering for a range of needs that sees all students progressing and achieving. You should be able to utilise evidence-based teaching practices whilst employing a range of assessment and reporting methods. You should support the implementation of the school business plan, work and teach in a team environment, and be committed to whole school approaches and initiatives. You should actively participate in professional learning opportunities and continually reflect on your classroom practice to sustain a culture of high-quality teaching and ongoing improvement.
At Kent Street SHS we aim to build highly skilled, knowledgeable, flexible young people who have a commitment to life-long learning and contributing to a vibrant, caring, harmonious community. Kent Street teachers promote a culture of endeavour and achievement and take pride in being innovative, nurturing, creative and adventurous.
Students have the opportunity to engage in local, national and international field trips from a range of content areas that provide unique learning opportunities and life experiences. Through these and other programs students build self-esteem, independent thinking, resilience, generosity and compassion for each other. The rich cultural mix has seen courses such as English as a Second Language, Japanese, Media, Drama, Design, Business, Construction, Outdoor Education and Food Technology grow in popularity, and our international program is growing.
Kent Street SHS is conveniently located four kilometres south-east of the city. The school's excellent facilities include a swimming pool, a large gymnasium, a performing arts theatre, a dedicated Aviation Centre, two aeroplanes, turf wickets, a trade training centre, eight refurbished science laboratories, a fitness centre and excellent library/learning centre facilities.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):
- Professional knowledge;
- Professional practice; and
- Professional engagement.
Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Further information about Kent Street Senior High School can be found by visiting kentstreetshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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Appointed applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Experience and Qualifications
For further job related information:
Please contact Phil Hulbert, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9262 0500 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A three (3) page statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of no more than five (5) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration requirements; and
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course.
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.00pm (WST) on Friday, 31 March 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.